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1 hour mining for black rock results

Discussion in 'UHall' started by viper of flames, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. viper of flames

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    4 Perfect Emeralds
    1 blue diamond
    1 fire ruby
    1 ecru Citrine
    1 Turquoise
    1 Dark Sapphire


    not 1 blackrock sad to say [​IMG] I did notice more Shadow iron than anything else.
    This was mined in fel btw.
     
  2. [​IMG] waaaaah [​IMG]

    (you can mine far more without getting a piece of blackrock... 1 hour... tssk tssk)
     
  3. viper of flames

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    OMG i just found 1 blackrock in my pack i had to more my gamma up to lighten my pack:).



    last 30 mins nothing after back tracking in fel .....0 blackrock [​IMG] I did mine in ish for 30 mins late the other night maybe i got it there? I wil let you know when i find some again.
     
  4. the 4th man

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    Blackrock never came that easy.....I was mining for days at one time after using up most of my ore.....I'd go days without seeing any.
     
  5. Guest

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    hmmm, this is strange, I average one piece of BR per 90 minutes. I mine a lot and managed to pick up about 50 pieces per month.
    + of course the pieces from the recall script miners. They seemed to dump BR before it was worth anything (prolly to not infect anything by accident :)...
    For example: "Mr. PK the Red (blackrock infected)" is attacking you!" [​IMG]

    Hephaistos of Europa
     
  6. Guest

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    I hear the average rate with the best chances are about 1 piece an hour but I have heard people go as long as 5 hours without getting a single piece.
     
  7. I usually mine about 3-4 hours in Fel with my elf and still don't pull a piece of Blackrock. I think my miner is fairly unlucky though.
     
  8. Guest

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    Hey, try mining for over EIGHTEEN MONTHS as part of your normal game play as a crafter, without getting a single piece of blackrock! [​IMG]

    -Skylark
     
  9. Guest

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    Turn brightness up.

    This is where you find out why your pack can never hold more than one or two items..
     
  10. You can use KR's inventory list too. Still, you can mine a lot more than 1 hour without getting any BR piece.
     
  11. Poo

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    i popped a recall miner the other night, took 54 pieces out of his pack.

    went back last night, got him again for another 14.

    so if you dont mind taking a count id say go to fel and look for a recall miner

    [​IMG]
     
  12. angelus aconitum

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    Some days are just dry, that's true, but today I got 5 blackrock and 11 gems in 2 hours [​IMG]
     
  13. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    Turn brightness up.

    This is where you find out why your pack can never hold more than one or two items..

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    I play UO with an LCD screen set at fairly high brightness...and I also watch my expanded journal pretty closely when I harvest resources, because that is usually what I rely on to determine when I obtain a special resource. I have never seen any message that I have mined up a piece of blackrock nor seen a piece even when I emptied out my pack. [​IMG]

    -Skylark
     
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    Can you only get the in caves or can it be anywhere?
     
  15. GarthGrey

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    So you mine all day long, and simply stare at your journal for an alert that you've mined something other than ore? Ummmm....errrrr...nevermind.
     
  16. Lazarus Cain

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    i havent mined all that much for blackrock
    havent mined that much at all really
    but i have noticed a couple things during my handful of extended mining stints

    1st is i have found most of my br in caves, specifically at or near the cave opening
    2nd is i have found most of my br mining shadow ore spots at or near cave openings

    but, i have also mined br from off the side of a mountain or on a cave floor
    so, it seems you can mine blackrock anywhere but you may have better luck with shadow spots near cave openings
    def worth some experimentation i'd say

    gl everyone
    [​IMG]
     
  17. about one every 5 hours of mining
     
  18. stevensnr6

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    OMG i just found 1 blackrock in my pack i had to more my gamma up to lighten my pack:)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yeah, seems like they are designed to go in your pack unnoticed so you can get killed by drawing up a BRE.

    <blockquote><hr>

    Hey, try mining for over EIGHTEEN MONTHS as part of your normal game play as a crafter, without getting a single piece of blackrock! [​IMG]

    -Skylark

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Beauty of peaceful mining, I will take it anyday.

    I did mine for 3 hours the other day without getting Blackrock, so my # is up soon [​IMG]
     
  19. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    i popped a recall miner the other night, took 54 pieces out of his pack.

    went back last night, got him again for another 14.

    so if you don't mind taking a count I would say go to fel and look for a recall miner

    [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I killed 3 recall miners:

    1 murder count
    1 death due to bodyguard (red came along and killed me)
    0 blackrock
     
  20. Lazarus Cain

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    u have no honor
    grow up
    what skill does it take to beat up a miner?
    thats one of the most dishonorable/lamest things i have seen posted here in almost 10 yrs!
     
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    u have no honor
    grow up
    what skill does it take to beat up a miner?
    thats one of the most dishonorable/lamest things i have seen posted here in almost 10 yrs!


    [/ QUOTE ]

    you realize of course he is speaking of people using a script to cheat?
    I think the cheating is a little more dishonorable than killing a cheater don't you?
     
  22. Poo

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    i wouldnt worry about him,
    he's probablly a script running recall miner and he dosnt want people coming out to kill his guys!

    hahahhahahaha

    seriouslly, i ran into a miner the other day who was actually THERE when i jumped him.
    i stopped as soon as he yelled.
    healed him up, i even gave him a bunch of supplies i looted off of the 5 other recall miners i popped.

    funnies of all, he was a RED miner.

    thought i had seen it all in my 10.5 years of playing.

    red miner.
    hehehhehe
     
  23. <blockquote><hr>

    u have no honor
    grow up
    what skill does it take to beat up a miner?
    thats one of the most dishonorable/lamest things i have seen posted here in almost 10 yrs!


    [/ QUOTE ]

    oh god cry somewhere else plz, miners in fel know whats up, its fel, its pk area, so if you get pked, TOO FKN BAD

    Seriously, if this is one of the most dishonorable/lamest things youve seen posted here, you should turn around, go back to cuddling cabbage patches and drinking warm milk for beddie time.
     
  24. Guest

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    So you mine all day long, and simply stare at your journal for an alert that you've mined something other than ore? Ummmm....errrrr...nevermind.

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    I am not sure what point you are trying to make, but no I almost never mine more than an hour at a time (BORING!) but watching my journal with the dark letters on the light background for a change in pattern while I mine using a hot key assigned to a UO last object/last target macro is a whole lot easier on my eyes and more efficient than staring at the junk as it goes into my pack. My method works for me, but my only reason for mentioning it was to indicate that I am pretty confident that in the course of a cumulative span of many hours during the course of mining in my normal game play since the blackrock scenario started in 2006, that I didn't simply "overlook" a piece of blackrock in my pack, and I certainly don't need to look at my journal to know I haven't ever spawned a blackrock elemental, although I have intentionally used gargoyle pickaxes to spawn normal ore elementals for something entertaining to do.

    -Skylark
     
  25. Guest

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    Alright, first I'll admit, I haven't done much mining in a while but I decided to try it out today. Some of you who have mined more and gotten blackrock, correct me if I'm wrong but with the two pieces I got today, I never saw a message about it. I saw all the ones for the special gems but nothing when the blackrock popped and I was really trying to pay attention. Do you actually GET a message when you dig up blackrock?

    BTW, I got two pieces from about three hours of mining off and on. I now remember why I haven't done any mining for a while. :p
     
  26. Lady Kiara

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    I was just wondering can Black Rock be mined any where....do you just mine as normal and than out of no where get one ? sorry i haven't worked my miner for months ....thanks
     
  27. viper of flames

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    mined another 35 mins got one more blackrock:) so 2.5 hours and 2 so far.I do think i know how to get them ,but i need to test this later [​IMG] movie time
     
  28. Guest

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    Do you actually GET a message when you dig up blackrock?

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    Good question.

    -Skylark
     
  29. stevensnr6

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    I always have. If I wasn't watching, it can go easily past.

    You can set your Log to output to Text File I do believe, do that oh yeh of no messages...and then review after a couple hours and blackrock pulled up.

    Peace.
     
  30. Frarc

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    <blockquote><hr>

    You can use KR's inventory list too. Still, you can mine a lot more than 1 hour without getting any BR piece.

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    Or Use the Bitter Black 2.0 skin. [​IMG]
    You can see the blackrock realy well then!

    UO Skins.
     
  31. Guest

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    I mined for 3 hours a day for 4 days and got zero blackrock. No agapite or valorite, either. Lots of shadow and plenty of gems though. [​IMG]
     
  32. Guest

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    2 in 8 hours
     
  33. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    I always have. If I wasn't watching, it can go easily past.

    You can set your Log to output to Text File I do believe, do that oh yeh of no messages...and then review after a couple hours and blackrock pulled up.

    Peace.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Thanks for confirming that. I do save my UO journal logs to a text file and do searches of them, I also use UO Journal converter. So far the only blackrock I have seen in the journal is blackrock infected animals, and in conversations or vendor names. [​IMG]

    I bought a new comp early last year in the hopes of running KR, so my journal files on this comp only go back that far, but my old computer should have the log files from back to when the blackrock first started in 2006, although I doubt I will find anything different.

    I think my char is just blackrock immune.

    *edit*

    Har...checked the logs on the old comp from September 2006 through April 2007...no blackrock mined messages...ever (enough Inu spam about it to choke a horse though). [​IMG]

    -Skylark
     
  34. Guest

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    rtlfc

    I don't actually time in hours how long I've mined for, I go by how many sturdy shovels I've used .. so in 20 shovels yesterday I got 1 piece *sighs*


    I've had an absolute ball mining since this event has been out,

    laughing hysterically at the miner killed by a harpy, the miner made no attempt to help themselves so I made no attempt to call the guards *grins evilly*

    dodging, and then helping the pk's that kill the scripters,

    dodging pk's who kill the attended too *gulps*,

    got a few pk's guardwhacked .. that made my day, miner revenge haha! altho its surprising how many miners don't call the guards when they are attacked in a GZ.

    I've invented a new game .. I'm easily amused ... say 'ello' to any miner I see and time how long it takes them to recall away, usually seconds hehe so funny *grins*

    the only people that have actually spoken to me has been the pk's :)

    Oh well enough chatting .. theres mining to be done
     
  35. Parnoc

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    Uh, I've done a lot of mining and it's impossible to watch the messages to catch that one little line that says you've mined a piece. There's a very simple solution in 2d. UO Assist, Organizer agent. Set item to a piece of blackrock (actually there are 3 different shapes of the small so you have to have one of each to set it the first time), set a bag that you keep empty except for blackrock to drop it into (I use a gift box with the white background), set a macro key, hit the macro key whenever you feel like it. Voila, no more searching!
     
  36. Guest

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    RTLFC

    Can people sound off on what race their miner is when they comment on the rate at which they are finding blackrock? Is it possible that elven miners are finding pieces more often than the humans because of the "Knowledge of Nature" racial ability (Elves receive a bonus to their chance of acquiring special resources like colored ore when mining)? Or does this bonus not apply to gems? For me, my human miner can take upwards of 3 hours or more before mining up a single piece of blackrock and has always been that way.
     
  37. Guest

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    4 Perfect Emeralds
    1 blue diamond
    1 fire ruby
    1 ecru Citrine
    1 Turquoise
    1 Dark Sapphire


    not 1 blackrock sad to say [​IMG] I did notice more Shadow iron than anything else.
    This was mined in fel btw.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    in about 8 hours of mining i usally pull about 5-8 pieces of black rock but more gems than anything.But but ore of course [​IMG] but since i dont really get in to events and such thats fine by me since i do use the gems for crafting.
     
  38. Theo_GL

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    [7:48AM - 8:08 AM] 20 Minutes
    Location: Fel Cove (full guardzone mining at base of mountain 2x resources)
    Setup: Elf Miner 100 mining with no gloves (wearing virtue armor set for all 70's resist), using sturdy pickaxes exclusively, using fire beetle to smelt
    Strategy: Strip mining (mining everything, move to next spot)

    Results = 1806 Total Ingots as follows:
    1081 Iron
    327 Dull Copper
    176 Shadow
    108 Copper
    0 Bronze
    0 Gold
    33 Agapite
    0 Verite
    81 Valorite

    1 Turquoise
    1 Dark Saphire
    1 Perfect Emerald
    1 Small Blackrock

    1 Blackrock infested Dog attacked me
    1 Blackrock infested Timber Wolf attacked me

    [8:16am - 8:36am] 20 Minutes
    Location : Random mountain range in Fel (mining along mountain)
    Setup : Same as above
    Strategy : Colored ore mining(whack 3 times, if all iron, move to next spot till colored found)

    Results = 1736 total ingots as follows :
    727 Iron
    186 Dull Copper
    247 Shadow
    187 Copper
    96 Bronze
    139 Gold
    123 Agapite
    31 Verite
    0 Valorite

    2 Blue Diamonds
    1 Ecru
    1 Dark Saphire
     
  39. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    7:48AM - 8:08 AM (20 Minutes)
    Location : Fel Cove (full guardzone mining at base of mountain 2x resources)
    Setup : Elf Miner 100 mining with no gloves (wearing virtue armor set for all 70's resist), using sturdy pickaxes exclusively, using fire beetle to smelt
    Strategy : Strip mining (mining everything, move to next spot)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Theo...can you give us more information please, such as your pulse rate &amp; blood pressure while you were mining, and what was your mood? What were the general atmospheric conditions at the time in game and IRL? Did you eat breakfast before mining or did you mine on an empty tummy?

    [​IMG]

    -Skylark
     
  40. hehe. that's funny.

    i have big respect for theo. his posts are some of the most thought out on these boards.
     
  41. Theo_GL

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    <blockquote><hr>


    Theo...can you give us more information please, such as your pulse rate &amp; blood pressure while you were mining, and what was your mood? What were the general atmospheric conditions at the time in game and IRL? Did you eat breakfast before mining or did you mine on an empty tummy?


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    Aw, cmon - I'm just trying to capture the spirit of it. ;-) Most people here post results and there are some factors (mining skill, gloves/no gloves, elf/human) that impact results. So I want to make sure people understand the exact setup I have with my results.

    But if you must know, the atmospheric conditions here in chicago are clear with bright sunshine and 40 degrees and rising to 62 today. In game, hmm.. looks like winter with no leaves on trees (fel). Didn't seem too chilly but I had heavy robe on. As for tummy - my miner was starving since he never eats. Personally I had a bowl of raisin bran for breakfast. Pulse rate is low - regular resting rate of 55 or so. I have low to moderate blood pressure so about 140/80 or so on average.

    And for the ladies - boxers - no briefs. :-D
     
  42. Guest

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    script miners need to be killed, more power to them who do it.....
     
  43. Lazarus Cain

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    yes ...i agree
    my bad

    i would have capped him too
    scripters should be beaten to death at every opportunity
    they ruin uo
     
  44. Lazarus Cain

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    ooo ...well now you have gone and made me cry again
    *sniff*

    honor applies to all things ...even a 'game'
    esp a game like uo
    might wanna read some about it
    imagine a book with words and ideas beyond a coloring book
    what a concept aye?

    but if it was a scripter, then yeah, ida capped him too
    sorry i offended you with my opinion
    lets leave it at that shall we?
    thx
     
  45. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>


    Theo...can you give us more information please, such as your pulse rate &amp; blood pressure while you were mining, and what was your mood? What were the general atmospheric conditions at the time in game and IRL? Did you eat breakfast before mining or did you mine on an empty tummy?


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    Aw, cmon - I'm just trying to capture the spirit of it. ;-) Most people here post results and there are some factors (mining skill, gloves/no gloves, elf/human) that impact results. So I want to make sure people understand the exact setup I have with my results.

    But if you must know, the atmospheric conditions here in chicago are clear with bright sunshine and 40 degrees and rising to 62 today. In game, hmm.. looks like winter with no leaves on trees (fel). Didn't seem too chilly but I had heavy robe on. As for tummy - my miner was starving since he never eats. Personally I had a bowl of raisin bran for breakfast. Pulse rate is low - regular resting rate of 55 or so. I have low to moderate blood pressure so about 140/80 or so on average.

    And for the ladies - boxers - no briefs. :-D

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    Thank you Theo...that is better...although you failed to describe your mood at the time the mining took place. [​IMG]

    -Skylark

    P.S. I am a systems admin in my job, so I definitely appreciate when any info that might pertain to an issue under discussion is included. I was just teasing you, in case it wasn't obvious to everyone. [​IMG]
     
  46. Theo_GL

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    Thank you Theo...that is better...although you failed to describe your mood at the time the mining took place


    [/ QUOTE ]

    Mood - Giddy [​IMG]
     
  47. Piotr

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    50 handmade shovels (5000 uses/200-333 veins) + a lot of time, 105 in Mining, being an Elf, strip mining in 1 cave (the one north to Britain -Trammel) over and over again.

    Result:

    3 Turquoise
    4 Dark Sapphire
    6 Perfect Emerald
    7 Fire Ruby
    8 Ecru Citrine
    10 Blue Diamond

    1 Small Piece Of Blackrock

    P.S. Had toast and coffee for breakfast. [​IMG]
     
  48. Guest

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    rtlfc

    For those asking about the message when you dig up a piece of blackrock

    here you go

    [​IMG]

    I'm on sturdy shovel No4 for today, elf miner in fel .. 99 skill and rising (104 with gloves)

    um Breakfast = orange and apple [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] waaaaah [​IMG]

    (you can mine far more without getting a piece of blackrock... 1 hour... tssk tssk)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    What an insightful post. Thanks.
     
  50. 2 hours on a human miner in Fel
    2 ecru
    1 Turq
    1 Ruby

    Oddly enough, I mine up more blackrock in Tram. It's been a while since I've mined there, but last time I did, I got 3 blackrock in one hour. The time before, 2 in one hour.